Foomatic and CUPS
I was under the impression that one could simply install foomatic and
then CUPS would then be able to present the available printers and
drivers to the user. CUPS would then call foomatic-configure on behalf
of the user to automatically put together a ppd file. This isn't the
I learned through clever detective work that I could inject my printer
into the CUPS menus with:
foomatic-compiledb -t cups hpijs
ln -s /etc/foomatic/ppd/HP-OfficeJet_G85-hpijs.ppd
Am I missing something, or is this the intent? The documentation
didn't indicate that this is what one should do: I just sort of
figured it out on my own. I wished the printer had simply shown up in
the CUPS menu in the first place!
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